Luxembourg life in all its various facets
This summer RTL Today is presenting a new 24-part documentary series taking an offbeat look at Luxembourg life. While they are subtitled in English, there is no voice-over, with people speaking their various languages. The series was first broadcast on RTL Télé Lëtzebuerg in 2015.
Each episode is the work of a different director from the K-13 collective. He or she follows a person within their community, permitting the spectator, through that person's daily life, dreams and personal conflicts, to immerse themselves in a new reality. Containing no commentary or judgements, the series is inspired by documentary observation films, giving each producer the chance to offer his own view on a given situation.
Between a drug addict's woes and the adventures of a Luxembourg family on holiday, the episodes can take on a more serious or light tone. All concern a single person's destiny, but are at the same time incorporated into a larger socio-cultural community, which is finally that of Luxembourg. The complementary nature of the various episodes give the viewer a highly-nuanced view of our country and its inhabitants.
routwäissgro: episode 1 - "Jupp or the fantabulous lightness of being"
Directed by: Claude Lahr
At once a glutton and a foodie, Jupp loves to eat well and abundantly. Jupp arranges his days mainly according to his culinary appetites, which, incidentally, seem rather immoderate. And all this with no apparent shadow of remorse tickling his conscience. His excessive and exuberant personality, his resolutely cheerful disposition and his love for opera and song, all make Jupp an unruffled bon vivant who lives his life as he likes it, no matter what.
About Claude Lahr...
After studying at the INSAS (Institut Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et Techniques de Diffusion, Brussels), Claude Lahr worked as a director’s assistant for 10 years, before moving on to directing. Since then, he has directed numerous documentaries relating to the history of Luxembourg, like Stol, Heim ins Reich (Lëtzebuerger Filmpräis 2005), Les maîtres du vent, SES The Satellite Company, as well as films on a variety of subjects for the channel arte. He also directed a number of episodes for the sitcom Weemseesdet. He has been President of LARS (Luxembourg association of directors and screenwriters) since 2006.